Writers must have thick skins and the ability to handle criticism. But what about outright rejection? We’ve all heard the stories of authors whose tenacity eventually paid off. This article says some recent studies found that rejection can actually increase creativity. That’s good news for those of us who are dealing with disappointments.
And here is an inspirational, stick-with-it story for screenwriters. Oscar winner Marc Norman’s patience and persistence resulted in the film Shakespeare in Love. The movie production was halted and held in limbo for years before the film’s final incarnation as a winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.